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This paper focuses the potentials of information and communication technologies (ICT) on three main areas as related to students learning (possession, perception and problems). It investigated students' possession, perception and problems (as envisaged or experienced) by students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife on the use of ICT facilities. The study employed survey method. Sample for this study consisted of 500 undergraduates randomly selected from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Information Technology, Undergraduate Students, Likert Scales, Questionnaires, Laptop...
The study was carried out to construct a valid and reliable test in Economics for secondary school students. Two research questions were drawn to guide the establishment of validity and reliability for the Economics Achievement Test (EAT). It is a multiple choice objective test of five options with 100 items. A sample of 1000 students was randomly drawn to determine the validity and reliability of the test. After item analysis, the result showed that the Economics achievement test has a high...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Achievement Tests, Economics Education, Student Evaluation, Test Construction,...
Factors that cause poor examination passing rates and high dropout rates among primary school girls in Malawi were analysed. First hand data was collected by conducting a survey in all the three regions of Malawi. The respondents to the questionnaire were girls (402) who are repeating the last class in primary schools (Standard 8), primary school teachers (481) and Head teachers (82). Secondary data sourced from the Malawi Ministry of Education and the Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB)...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Dropout Rate, Pass Fail Grading, Low Achievement, Student Surveys,...
This study compared spelling development of consonants (guttural: /?/, uvular-velar: /q/ and /g/, emphatic: /??/, /??/, and /ð?, and dental: /?/) in the written form of Arabic among native Bedouin Arabic speakers from north and southern Israel (N = 666), versus native Arabic pupils from the triangle (N = 153), learning in second, fourth, and sixth grades. Three tasks were constructed for this study: real word dictation, pseudo-word dictation, and real word recognition. The results show...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Spelling, Migrants, Elementary School Students, Word Recognition, Foreign Countries,...
Despite substantial investments in digital technology in schools the impact has been less than advocates anticipated. This raises issues about the effectiveness of past approaches to the continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers. Vital was a £9.4million programme, funded by English governments between 2009 and 2013, to enhance the use of digital technology and the teaching of computing in schools. Vital, which was provided by the Open University (UK), developed an evolving range of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Professional Continuing Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technology...
The aim of this research was developed in order to determine and analyze the level of environmental awareness of students from primary and secondary schools. Environmental awareness is an essential product of environmental education. Conducted research included analytical and descriptive method. The research instrument was the survey designed for purpose of the research. There were 198 students of primary and secondary school involved in the survey which included 28 questions. Following...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Conservation (Environment), Consciousness Raising, Elementary...
Researchers are using techniques that allow children to express their perspectives. In 2003, Kuhn developed the method of data collection and analysis which combined thematic drawing and focused, episodic interview. In this article the Kuhn's method is adjusted using the draw and write technique as a research methodology. Reflections on the technique are drawn from our experience of using it in study with primary school students aged 8 to 10 years. This was part of a larger study undertaken to...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Freehand Drawing, Elementary School Students, Correlation, Museums, Writing...
The study examined the influence of knowledge and awareness of sexually transmitted diseases on change in sexual behaviour of fresh undergraduates with a view to providing useful suggestions for positive sexual behaviour of adolescents. The study adopted the descriptive survey design. A sample of 600 fresh undergraduates was selected from the thirteen Faculties in O.A. U.; Ile-Ife, using convenience sampling technique. An adapted instrument titled "Questionnaire on Knowledge, Awareness of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Sexuality, Adolescents, Student Surveys,...
Students in undergraduate physiology courses often have difficulty understanding complex, multi-step processes, and these concepts consume a large portion of class time. For this pilot study, it was hypothesized that online multimedia resources may improve student performance in a high-risk population and reduce the in-class workload. A narrated Camtasia video was created using PowerPoint slides of a cardiomyocyte action potential. Historically, student performance on an exam essay for this...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Physiology, Technology Uses in Education,...
The growing spate of ethno-religious crises and insurgency that characterizes Nigerian polity has been traced to inadequacies in the integration policies of the government. These situations have resulted in loss of several lives and unquantifiable psychological and material damages. However, the situations could improve through the use of effective teaching strategy which could restructure the prejudiced minds of students and encourage respect for other cultures. Therefore, the Jigsaw technique...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Ethnic...
The study examined the effects of two and three dimensional visual objects on learners' drawing skills in junior secondary schools in OsunState, Nigeria. It also determined students' ability to identify visual objects. Furthermore, it investigated the comparative effectiveness of two and three dimensional visual objects on drawing skills of junior secondary school students. The study employed the pretest, post- test experimental design. The study population consisted of all junior secondary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Freehand Drawing, Secondary School Students, Visual Stimuli,...
University Business Education graduates, by the nature of their programme, ought to possess relevant accounting competencies for successful entrepreneurship but casual observation and empirical reports indicate that they are not doing well in this aspect. Therefore, this study assessed the accounting competencies possessed by university postgraduate Business Education students to handle entrepreneurship business challenges in Nigeria. One research question and five hypotheses guided the study....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration Education, Graduate Students,...
The Human Development Index Literacy (HDIL) theory was developed in 2011 to eliminate or minimise the negative impact of issues underlying the failure of previous literacy programmes in promoting socio-economic development. This theory was tested for the first time between July 2013 and February 2014 in two rural communities of Botswana. A seven-item self-report inventory was developed for the purpose of recording the perceptions of 80 participants in regards to development issues, before and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Literacy, Community Education, Pretests Posttests, Measures (Individuals), Social...
Assessment is a very important programme in education. Assessment information shows the level of achievement of objective. Important decisions are made about the learner and education system based on results of assessment. Whatever the parents know about quality of education is through the assessment reports of their wards. Considering its primordial role in education, it is not safe to conduct assessment in a haphazard manner. Assessment requires some levels of competency to be able to ask the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Quality Assurance, Teaching Skills, Science Teachers, Elementary School Science,...
The aim of this study is to determine the availability of leadership skills of faculty members (civilian and military personnel) at Al- Istiqlal university (AIU). The population of the study was composed of AIU students, including juniors and sophomores. A random sample, consisting of 137 cadets, was chosen. The researcher developed a questionnaire to measure the leadership skills of faculty members. The study results showed that the leadership skills of faculty members at AIU are moderately...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Leadership Qualities, Teacher Leadership, Skill Analysis, Questionnaires, Likert...
This paper brings to the fore a realization of the fact that the performance of the products (outputs) of the education system is an index of the inputs into the system. For the students to have enterprising and innovative mindsets, it is important to expose them early to practical entrepreneurial and vocational skills while in school. This study therefore sought to identify what skills are imparted to the students practically and the teaching/learning exercises used. The research design was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Secondary School Students, Entrepreneurship, Questionnaires, Principals, Assistant...
Cheating in examinations is an educational menace that has threatened the very essence of schooling in most countries of the world. Therefore, it has become imperative for researchers in education to seek alternative strategies for curbing it in order to restore the dignity of school examinations as an instrument for assessing actual educational attainment by students. This research study addresses this challenge by developing an inventory that could be used to measure the examination behaviour...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cheating, Ethics, Student Behavior, Prevention, Tests, Foreign Countries, Secondary...
Employers in today's competitive and challenging global world prefer employees who possess "soft skills" in addition to "hard skills" because they make an impact and create a good impression in the workplace. This study examined employment readiness of the University of Botswana (UB) students who took the Advanced Communication Skills (GEC 213) course in 2013. It also explored their perceptions on the importance of these skills. A triangulation approach was used involving a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Career Readiness, College Students, Student Attitudes, Interviews, Employer...
The study examined the level of ICT competence among Social Studies undergraduates of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It also investigated the influence of motivation variables as well as the influence of self concept on the acquisition of ICT competence. This was with a view to improving ICT competence in higher institutions of learning. The study employed survey research design. The population consisted of all Social Studies students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Social Studies, Student Motivation, Technological...
The main purpose of this study is to verify and understand the effects of IT integration into teaching by colleges and vocational schools in Taiwan on learning effectiveness, with learning satisfaction as a mediator. This paper adopts stratified sampling on the administrative supervisors and teachers (i.e. population) in Taiwanese colleges and vocational schools. Structural equation modelling (SEM) is performed to verify the overall model and goodness-of-fit of the structural model and the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in...
This research explored the factors of the adaptation for the children with disabilities studying in inclusive junior high schools. The subjects were recruited from the Special Needs Education Longitudinal Study of Taiwan. The result of the Confirmatory Factor Analyses reflects that there are two, three and five observed variables included in the intervention timing, language skills, and school adaptation respectively. Per structural equation modeling, the research found that the intervention...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Structural Equation Models, Junior High School Students, Foreign Countries,...
Using the theoretical frameworks of change and student voice this study examined whether the enactment of the senior Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) syllabus was received positively by students in light of their previous experience with the junior PDHPE syllabus. In addition, the study sought to examine whether there were any differences between the attitudes of females and males. Thirty-seven senior students and two PDHPE teachers from a coeducational Christian...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Christianity, Religious Education,...
The purpose of this study was to investigate Vocabulary Learning Strategy (VLS) use of English Language and Literature Department students in relation to academic success and vocabulary size. The participants of the study are 213 English Language and Literature students. Two data collection tools were used in the study. The first tool was theVocabulary Learning Strategy (VLS) questionnaire which was adapted from by Gu & Johnson (1996), and the second data collection tool was a Vocabulary...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Vocabulary Development, Learning Strategies, English (Second Language), Second...
The previously UNESCO initiated policy of inclusive education has been adopted by the Indonesian government since 2003. As a new policy, inclusion will require many changes in the existing system of education which tends to be segregative. This research investigated the effects of a two-day workshop on parents attitudes, teachers' competence and knowledge related to inclusive education. The subjects of the study were 50 parents and 50 teachers of 25 primary schools from 25 subdistricts in the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Inclusion, Workshops, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Competencies,...
This article presents an innovative framework that provides a means to understand and reevaluate student course evaluation systems. We present three major concepts vital to course evaluation systems and explain how they inform five evolutionary stages. Additionally, we show how the major stakeholders--students, faculty and administrators--are impacted in each evolutionary stage. This framework allows for development of student course evaluation systems from one where procedures are simply...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Course Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Student Attitudes, Feedback...
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Oct 21, 2018 ERIC
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This article examines the benefits that can be realized when a study contrives a poly vocal environment that allows the participants a larger stake in the conduct of research among them. The article, therefore, does not dwell on the main findings of the study conducted among "Bang' Jomariek" women group of West Reru. The main objective of the research study was to explore the teaching and learning processes utilized by women artists in the art forms of basketry, pottery and indigenous...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Artists, Womens Education, Womens Studies,...
The purpose of this study is to examine the effect of the teaching quality of culinary arts teachers and student learning satisfaction on the academic performance of hospitality students. This study surveys the students in hospitality departments at universities in Taiwan. A total of 406 (81.2%) valid questionnaires were received. Research results show that there is a significant positive correlation between teaching quality of teachers and the learning satisfaction of students, between...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Hospitality Occupations, Foreign...
This is a survey study carried out in Adamawa State of Nigeria to determine the role performance of the inspectorate division of the ministry of education in inspecting secondary schools. Sixty (60) principals and 60 teachers which were proportionately stratified along five educational zones of Adamawa State, participated in the study. A close ended questionnaire was used to collect the relevant data for the study. The instrument sought information on role performance of the inspectorate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Principals, Questionnaires, Likert...
The research employed a survey questionnaire to explore the type of technological tools available in schools for children with Down syndrome (DS) in Saudi Arabia, perceptions of teachers toward the benefits of technology-assisted learning for DS students, the skills that children with DS need to use technology, the challenges of using technology for children with DS, and what can be done to improve the use of technology for children with DS. The data from the 20 teachers in two schools were...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods, Down Syndrome, Foreign Countries,...
Determining the professional competencies of a degree is an arduous task that sometimes does not respond to the reality of what society expects for such studies. This article attempts to determine what competencies students in the field of Educational Psychology, which were determined by them. This study was conducted in three different institutions: Universidad de Córdoba, Universidad de Granada, and Universidad de Sevilla. It is based on an awarded innovation project granted by the Office of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Psychology, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires,...
Neurolanguage Coaching™ is a new approach of diversified personalized language instruction utilizing modern insights of neuroscientific and pedagogic theories. This paper addresses the issue of profiling educational experts, who utilize these theories to coach language learners through their language acquisition journey, by means of setting and facilitating specific characteristics, common to those educationers. Findings of an on-line qualitative questionnaire are quantified to allow for the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Profiles, Neurolinguistics, Coaching (Performance), Case Studies, Questionnaires,...
The study explores the psychological reality of chunks for EFL Chinese students. Speech samples from three various proficiency groups are examined with the help of the computer program Cool Edit 2.0, and speaking fluency is thus determined. It is found out that speaking fluency is not linear, and fluent subjects can use, store and retrieve chunks of sentence builders as one single unit while non-fluent ones cannot, which can be attested by the fact that fluent subjects do not or seldom pause...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Language Fluency, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second...
The study compared the language instructional delivery system between the nursery schools in rural and urban areas in Osun state. The population consisted of all the nursery school teachers in Osun state. Proportionate random sampling was used to prune down the population. In all 130 nursery school teachers, 68 in urban areas and 62 in rural areas served as respondents of the study selected from 30 nursery schools located in rural and urban areas. A researcher made instrument named Teachers'...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Rural Schools, Urban Schools, Preschool...
This study sought to examine the activities that go on in physics classrooms in Senior High Schools in Ghana. Specifically, the study sought to investigate the pattern of interaction and instructional methods used for teaching physics and level of coverage of physics syllabus. The survey design was employed for the study in which questionnaire was used for data collection. Participants for the study were physics teachers and final year physics students. Findings from the study suggest that...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, High Schools,...
This study aims at evaluating perceived service quality in Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (ZUMS). This study was cross-sectional and authors surveyed educational services at ZUMS. Through stratified random sampling, 384 students were selected and an adapted SERVQUAL instrument was used for data collection. Data analysis was performed by using SPSS 11.5. The results indicated that there were the negative mean score of quality gap in all dimensions of the service quality. Overall services...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Case Studies, Educational Quality, Statistical Analysis, Scores, Student Attitudes,...
This research study carried out to investigate the influence of financial incentive initiatives on agricultural teachers' work attitude in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. One hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. Ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. A total sample of 150 agricultural science teachers and 150 students drawn from public secondary schools in the state were involved in the study. The financial Incentive Initiative Opinion Inventory (FIIOI) and Agricultural...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Agricultural Education, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Work Attitudes,...
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This study explores the official policy of the state of Israel in regard to principal preparation programs, a topic which has hardly been investigated so far and has gone through significant change in recent years. Public documents from Israel were explored. Document analysis was a three-stage process--condensing, coding and categorizing. The analysis was based on interpretation of the documents collected, attempting to detect explicit and implicit meanings concerning the topic at hand....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Education, Documentation, Content...
Cloud computing technologies, such as Google Docs, Adobe Creative Cloud, Dropbox, and Microsoft Windows Live, have become increasingly appreciated to the next generation digital learning tools. Cloud computing technologies encourage students' active engagement, collaboration, and participation in their learning, facilitate group work, and support knowledge or information sharing among students. With the cloud features, learning can be accessed anywhere at any time and the world can be a...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Information Storage,...
The purpose of the study was to investigate perceptions of teachers on the ban of corporal punishment in pre-primary institutions. The objectives of the study were to investigate teachers' attitudes towards corporal punishment ban in pre-schools and to establish whether the level of education of teachers had an influence on the use of corporal punishment. A descriptive survey design was used. Stratified sampling was used to select the pre-schools; simple random sampling was applied to select...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Punishment, Preschool Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher...
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This is an interpretive-descriptive analysis of responses to 41 open ended questionnaires returned by academics working beyond normal retirement age. The sample consisted mainly of academics from the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. The research addressed the question of what motivates some academics to continue working beyond the "usual" retirement age. The main motivation for continuing was strong interest and commitment, particularly to research and writing. Some also...
Topics: ERIC Archive, College Faculty, Teacher Motivation, Questionnaires, Older Adults, Retirement,...
Education renders people with certain capabilities that prepare them to contribute to the social and economic development of the nation. Such capabilities turn them into human capital which, according to development economists, raises productivity when increased. Following an exhaustive review of literature on education research, this paper, however, aims at exploring the effectiveness of Bangladesh's present education system in delivering quality education as well as reckoning the prospect of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Knowledge Economy, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries,...
The study developed a set of items that could measure counsellor effectiveness. It reduced the initial set of variables related to counsellor effectiveness to such number of variables that are generally perceived as indicative of counsellor effectiveness and determined the factorial composition of the scale. in order to identify the major factors that underpin counsellor effectiveness with a view of developing an homogeneous items of counsellor effectiveness scale suitable for Nigeria Schools....
Topics: ERIC Archive, Counselor Qualifications, Counseling Effectiveness, Factor Analysis, Foreign...
The study investigated whether positive alternative discipline approaches have improved the culture of teaching and learning in South Africa. The implementation of positive alternative discipline approaches encountered difficulties and challenges that plunged schools into crisis. The culture of teaching and learning subsequently deteriorated over the past years, notwithstanding various disciplinary interventions. Three hundred and thirty-three teachers of schools in the Mpumalanga province of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Discipline, Teacher Attitudes, Questionnaires, Statistical...
This paper compares pupils' academic performance between the private and public primary schools. The sample, made up of 240 pupils were randomly selected from the private and public primary schools in Ilesa East and West Local Government Council Areas of Osun State, Nigeria. Two instruments were used. A structured questionnaire and Pupils' Achievement Test (PAT) in three core-subject areas of the Primary School Curriculum namely: English Language, Mathematics and Social Studies. While the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Comparative Analysis, Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Public...
The success of civilization is determined by the excellent education system and excellent education program. It is believed that the aims of producing outstanding and dedicated students are determined by the quality of education program. Students chose the education program based on many criteria, like job guarantee, reputation of the university, duration of the program etc. For the present research perception of stakeholders towards the effectiveness of diploma program, Majmaah University was...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Stakeholders, Attitude Measures, Case Studies, College Students,...
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) have a great importance in Europe, but the dynamic nature of market has created a competitive incentive among companies requiring them to improve their critical area of knowledge management (KM) and corresponding skills to create new business. More entrepreneurs, more innovation and growth are necessary and this could be realized particularly by supporting young people who would like to be entrepreneurs but the existing education and training programmes...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Entrepreneurship, Teaching Methods, Special Needs Students, Transfer of Training,...
The study determined the degree of implementation of the language provisions in the National Policy on Education (NPE)in Nigerian primary and secondary schools. The study adopted the survey design. The sample size consisted of 1,620 pupils in primary schools, 1,620 students in secondary schools totalling 3,240 and 300 English Language teachers. The 3,240 students and pupils were selected using stratified random sampling technique while the 300 English Language teachers were selected using...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Language Teachers, English (Second Language),...
When many authors were referring to radio and television as "new media" some years ago, little did they realize that a group of media, will later emerge that will sooner be termed "newer." The new development is about the adoption of mobile phones. These trends have emerged in many social contexts including participation in social networks, changes in the traditional communication habits and exhibition of unanticipated behaviours resulting from mobile communication. Nigeria,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, College Students, Student...
Dutch mainstream education is a selective school system. Students are selected for different ability tracks at the age of 12. They are grouped to perform at the same level in all subjects, even though the students differ significantly in proficiency in mathematics and languages. Analysis of the streaming of 598 students in the first years of secondary education shows that, compared to other students, significantly more one-side-talented students with proficiency in either mathematics or...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Talent, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries, Career Education, Language...
This research examines a semester-long introductory environmental geology course, which emphasized climate science using an Earth systems approach and employed a multipronged teaching strategy comprising lecture, movie viewing, class dialogues, and journaling. Evidence of student engagement during various pedagogical approaches (e.g., movie viewing, lecture, and class dialogues) was measured using skin sensors on a subset of student participants in order to gauge student engagement. Results...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Introductory Courses, Geology, Environmental Education, Learner Engagement, Knowledge...
Addressing the need for an introductory atmospheric science course for nonscience majors, a course was developed that provides a general understanding of atmospheric processes by examining how meteorological events are portrayed in movies. The course also uses films to study the causes of, impacts associated with, and potential adaptations to climate change. Anonymous student course evaluations indicate that students believe incorporating movie clips into lectures helps them learn course...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Weather, Climate, Films, Teaching Methods, College Science, Meteorology, Ecology,...
Recognizing the need to attract more students, especially those from underrepresented groups, a team of college faculty and experienced New York City Department of Education (DOE) Earth Science Teachers redesigned the two foundational Earth and Environmental Science courses required for all teacher and science major students in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES). These two foundation courses have been taught in a survey style with broad, but shallow, content. The redesign...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Place Based Education, College Science, Earth Science, Urban Universities,...
The marine environment provides a unique context for students to explore both natural and cultural connections. This paper reports preliminary findings on Ecosystem Pen Pals, an ocean literacy program for 4th and 5th graders focused on using a pen pal model for integrating traditional ecological knowledge into marine science. Surveys with open-ended response and differential rating scales on student and teacher perceptions are used to share findings from the preliminary pen pal program. Results...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Ecology, Place Based Education, Marine Education, Oceanography, Elementary School...
The Tribal Marine Science Workshop has run annually since 2010. The workshop takes place at the Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, owned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and operated by NOAA and the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, near Seldovia, Alaska. It is hosted by the Seldovia Village Tribe, sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and coordinated by Kai Environmental Consulting Services. The idea for the workshop started with two of the authors. Based on discussions...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Workshops, Tribes, Marine Biology, Natural Resources, Culturally Relevant Education,...
Scholarly writing in the field of education policy analysis often considers two conflicting governance agendas: the social-democratic "public" agenda and the relatively young "neoliberal" governance agenda. These agendas are frequently described as being part of a process of transformation from public or state to private education, with an intermediate "hybrid" phase of public-private mixture. Considering this dichotomous framework, this paper wishes to demonstrate...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Governance, School Administration, Privatization,...
It is a decade since the last review of the geographical understandings of pre-service primary teachers. Examining the range of research about novice primary teachers' geographical and environmental knowledge and understanding, it is clear there have been limited follow up studies, and there remain important gaps in the research. Research relevant to this topic was identified through journal, research book and conference proceedings searches, where these were accessible. It is evident that more...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Geography, Geography Instruction,...
In the educational learning process preconceptions are an important factor. Learners usually interpret new input on the basis of their own preconceptions that are the result of various experiences made before being confronted with the educational learning process. Hence, the investigation of preconceptions is a main task for educational research. This study examines the preconceptions of thirteen grade 7 students (ages 12 and 13 years) on the topics "formation and location of...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Grade 7, Semi Structured Interviews, Concept Formation, Student Attitudes, Geography,...
Global citizenship education is increasingly appreciated in Ontario, Canada, as an important component of formal schooling. Although all disciplinary areas have a role to play in global citizenship education, geography provides an especially relevant context in which to foster the values and attitudes often cited as important for global citizenship. This study investigates how Grade 12 students, who had recently completed the course "Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis",...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Student Attitudes, Geography, Global Education, Citizenship Education, Secondary...
Authentic scientific data, when richly contextualized, can provide the basis for compelling learning experiences. Many undergraduate students either do not have access to primary data, or if they do, the data are so abstract that student engagement is limited. Here, we describe contextual information and data-rich, student-centered activities we developed to give life to data sets from an intensely studied place, the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL). The project Web site, Digital...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Climate, Ecology, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Student Centered Learning, Science...
This study is a research project focused on the implementation of problem-based learning in an honors, paleontology-oriented, Earth Science course. The course, the Age of Dinosaurs, is taught at the University of Texas at Dallas to undergraduates from a range of majors who seek core-curriculum science credit. All class work is centered on fossils and rock samples selected from a research collection accumulated from dinosaur-bearing beds in the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas. A list of goals...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Problem Based Learning, Paleontology, College Science, Undergraduate Students,...
In general, geographical education is closed into two strands. First, in geographical content (knowledge), there are geographical facts on the one hand and on the other hand there is geographical thinking. Second, in geographical cognition there is rote learning in behavioral strategy on the one hand and on the other hand meaningful learning in constructivist strategy. This study presents interactions into the two strands and it describes theoretical sources that comes from geography,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geography, Geography Instruction, Foreign Countries, Student Teachers, Thinking...
?he aim of this paper is to present the design and the results of the In-service Elementary Teacher (IET) training seminars, in Geography for primary education, during the pilot of the New Geography Curriculum (NGC) in Greek schools, the school year 2011-2012. The design of this training was based on the documented needs of teachers for training in a practical and experiential way and to meet with teamwork. Teachers, who participated in these training sessions, reviewed positively the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Curriculum Development, Seminars, Inservice...
One of the facets of geographic literacy is the ability to think in a structured way about geographic relationships. Geospatial technologies offer many opportunities to stimulate students' geographic relational thinking. The question is: How can these opportunities be effectuated? This paper discusses the results of a process-oriented experiment that aimed to gain insight into the characteristics of students' learning processes and the factors that influence students' learning when they work...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geography, Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, Cognitive Style, Student...
Several previous studies have looked at the treatment of Islam and Muslim culture in western curricula. However in Germany, especially in Bavaria where Muslim immigration has been growing since the 1990s, no recent research has covered this theme. As a first step, an exploratory study of Islamic themes in the curricula of Bavarian secondary schools was undertaken. This article describes the results of this inquiry, showing the extent to which Muslim themes appear in the curriculum and how the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Islam, Islamic Culture, Geography Instruction, Secondary School...
In the study which is the foundation of this essay, the question is examined of whether the complexity of global issues can be solved at the level of teaching methodology. In this context, the first qualitative and constructive study was carried out which researches the Mystery Method using the Thinking-Through-Geography approach (David Leat, 1998). The research tool used was the Documentary Method as applied by Ralf Bohnsack (2006), which is detailed enough to evaluate both explicit and...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Global Approach, Geography Instruction, Teaching Methods, Documentation, Research...
The purpose of the present study is to develop a valid and reliable map literacy scale that is able to determine map literacy of individuals, especially that of high school and university students. The study sample was composed of 518 students studying at various faculties at Cumhuriyet University and high schools in Sivas and its counties. With this aim in mind, an initial item pool for piloting was prepared in line with the literature, and expert opinion was sought on the item pool. After the...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Map Skills, Test Construction, High School Students, College Students, Foreign...
This study analyses graphic representations of landscapes, produced by 46 Spanish 10th-grade secondary students and 92 teacher-training students in the last year of their course at the Faculty of Education, and the descriptive power of these drawings in connection with questions posed on the systems being represented. The constituent parts of a suitable description of a landscape as a natural system should include geological, as well as biological, elements. The absence of geological elements...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Freehand Drawing, Geology, Grade 10, Secondary School Students, Preservice Teachers,...
The population of the world is growing and moving. The overwhelming majority of people are on the move inside their own country and mostly towards cities while a minority moves from non-Western areas to the West. In Finnish geography, history and social science school textbooks, this mobility tends to be depicted differently depending on whether the movers represent "us" or "them." Global population growth is most prevalent in the poorest regions of the world, even though...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Population Trends, Migrants, Migration, Textbooks, Cultural...
This article empirically assessed the extent to which geography teachers adhered to the Ghana Education Service policy guidelines on the teaching of geography at the Senior High School Level in Ghana. Census survey was used to collect data from seven geography teachers because of the researchers' objective of gaining a quick insight into the problem at hand. Simple random sampling was, however, used to select 80 geography students. Data were collected with the aid of two sets of questionnaires...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers,...
Latino bilingual children hold rich understandings, which are underexplored and underutilized in the geoscience classroom. Oftentimes, young Latinos possess unique cultural land experiences shaping their place identities. We consider science as language and culture, and propose place-based geoscience hybrid space explorations that are culturally and linguistically relevant. We explore the different elements that help bilingual children learn geoscience using pre- and postsurvey of their...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Bilingual Students, Cultural Influences, Language Usage, Culturally Relevant...
One of my principal goals at the University of Minnesota is to transform the university's entry-level geoscience program into an effective ''concluding'' geoscience course that provides students with a clear understanding of the many interactions between Earth processes and human society. Although place-based learning appeared to be a promising way to achieve that goal, I was initially concerned whether the urban character of the university's campus and student body, the program's size, and its...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Undergraduate Students, Place Based Education, Earth Science, Urban Areas,...
This paper discusses the comprehensive and practical training that was delivered to students in a university classroom on how sensory evaluation can be used to determine acceptability of food products. The report presents how students used their training on sensory evaluation methods and analysis and applied it to improving and predicting acceptability of new innovative products that they developed. Students were exposed to and trained on performing some of the major sensory test methods,...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Sensory Experience, Evaluation Methods, Test Construction,...
For some decades we can find studies where perceptions and family attitudes toward children with giftedness are discussed, leading to the conclusion that children with these characteristics should be perceived and studied as part of an ecosystem that should include both family, and the college and the inner world of the child. Unfortunately in Mexico, studies about families of gifted children are scarce. Hence, the study has two aims: first, to identify the characteristics of 30 Mexican...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Family Counseling, Children, Family (Sociological Unit),...
There is a need to understand why some students succeed and persist in STEM fields and others do not. While numerous studies have focused on the positive results of using empirically validated teaching methods in introductory science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses, little data has been collected about the student experience in STEM courses. The aim of this study was to capture and characterize the student perception of their motivation to study for an exam in a geoscience...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Geology, Science Instruction, Student Motivation, Study Habits, Science Tests, STEM...
Performance in school examinations has remained one of the reliable indices of the quality of education in many countries. For over two decades in Nigeria, students' performance in most subjects on the school curriculum including Literature-in-English has been persistently declining. A number of explanations are offered for this unsatisfactory situation. Many students experience frustration in their efforts to study Literature due to poor proficiency in the English language as well as...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Foreign Countries, English Literature, Questionnaires, Teacher Surveys, Student...